Driving charges


FORMER Continental Hotel developer Julian Gerner is believed to be facing serious drink-driving charges.

The Sorrento restaurateur reportedly crashed into a pole in Sorrento on Sunday 13 December before leaving the scene.

A police spokesperson said: “It’s believed the driver of a Range Rover travelling south along Hotham Road lost control at the roundabout at the intersection of Melbourne Road about 11pm.

“The driver … allegedly fled the scene prior to police attendance.”

The spokesperson said police later attended a Sorrento residence where the 47-year-old driver underwent a preliminary breath test.

“The man accompanied officers to a nearby police station where he returned an alleged breath-test reading of 0.179 per cent.

“His licence was immediately suspended and he is expected to be charged on summons with traffic and drink-driving offences.”

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 22 December 2020


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